Manchester - James Mottram International Piano Competition


This major biennial event offers an all-round learning experience for young pianists under 30 from all over the world. 

We are delighted to be joined by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and conductor Robert Spano, who will accompany the soloists in the competition final in the RNCM Concert Hall – which will be recorded for broadcast on Classic FM. There is a substantial prize fund including a first prize of £10,000, and the chance to gain a scholarship to study at the Royal Northern College of Music – home to a leading piano department.

Travel bursaries are available to shortlisted participants who live outside of Europe. All participants will receive invaluable learning opportunities: those who do not progress to the next stage of the competition will be given the opportunity to take part in a public masterclass given by a jury member during their time in Manchester.


Harriet Lane
124 Oxford Road
M13 9RD
United Kingdom

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